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Experience the “only way to see the sea” with the company that cares. With trips departing year-round for fishing, wildlife watching, and adventures, we’re where you want to be for fun in Virginia Beach!

It's Time For Fun On The Water!

Largest Fleet On The East Coast!

The Rudee Tours Fleet of boats is unlike any others in the area. Not only do we have the largest head boat fleet in Virginia Beach, but our dolphin and whale watching boats are also the only ones with multi-level decks, climate-controlled cabins, and 360-degree views even when inside. The Rudee Rocket speed boat is the greatest thrill ride on the Atlantic Ocean! If you’re looking for family fun, excitement, and great fishing — the Rudee Tours Fleet has it all!

A "Whaley" Good Time!

Learn about dolphins as a bonus!

Great tour! Plenty of room on the boat for distancing etc and still see the dolphins. Capable and knowledgeable crew. Interesting narration telling about dolphin habits, habitat, etc made this an educational tour - a bonus because we expected to simply see the dolphins. Of course, the dolphins did not disappoint....

– Tricia C. | Tripadvisor
Whale watching excursion

I have always wanted to go on a whale watching trip. We were able to go on three tours with Rudee Tours in Virginia Beach. They did not disappoint! We saw at least five whales. The experience was unforgettable. The staff at Rudee's was so helpful and experienced. They made sure it was a great time for all. I hope to go again.

– Mary H. | Tripadvisor
A Whaley Good Time!

We went to see some whales on Friday, January 31st. It was cold, but we made sure to wrap up real good. We were't sure if we were gonna see a whale as we drove forever. Then out of nowhere, a whale breached the water and it was on! We watched two humpback whales do their thing for around thirty minutes. It was awesome seeing these huge creatures in real life. This trip is definitely worth the money!!

– Seth E. | Tripadvisor
Whale watching

It was my first whale watching tour. During certain times of the year the whale sightings are guaranteed. I was not able to take my own photo of the whales that we saw so I was so glad one of the crew took photos and had them available for purchase in the snack bar. We will definitely be back.

– Beth S. | Tripadvisor
Sunset Dolphin Tour

My husband and I went on the sunset dolphin cruise a few weeks ago while visiting Virginia Beach and it was amazing! I was so impressed by the number of wild dolphins we encountered. We got to see the dolphins racing beside the boat and jumping in the air, all with a beautiful backdrop of the Virginia Beach skyline and beautiful summer sunset. I highly recommend for anybody visiting the Virginia Beach area.

– christinaf960604 | Tripadvisor
Fantastic Whale watching trip

My son and I go on the Rocket boat during the summer but this time we were in Virginia Beach during the winter and were able to go on the whale watching tour. This was an awesome experience and very educational. The crew is very knowledgeable. We highly recommend doing this. Thanks!

– 14883 | Tripadvisor
Overall a great time

Family fishing group of 9 (half day) from the ages of 7 to 61. The mates on board were extremely helpful and courteous. Providing everything you need for a good trip. Seas were a little rough the day we went but only had one minor seasickness case. Caught a lot of croaker. Small but was still fun. Reasonable pricing. Snacks on board are very reasonable. It is a memory my family will hold onto for a long time.

– EtownEater | Tripadvisor
Rudees Rocket

What a great experience! We had a group of 19 that included young children teens and adults! The ride out was take it easy mode looking for dolphins and stop and watching them jump beside the boat and on the way back wow what a ride we loveed it!

– Jennifer S. | Tripadvisor
Whale Sense

The mission of Rudee Tours is to connect, respect, & protect. Whether it’s fish, marine mammals, or the ocean’s ecosystem, we are committed to the animals & their homes. One of the ways that we best can showcase our dedication is by following all responsible wildlife watching guidelines. We participate in a voluntary education and recognition program sponsored by NOAA Fisheries and Whale and Dolphin Conservation called Whale SENSE.